Multimodal design for blended course delivery: developing and evaluating design heuristics for a new paradigm in student engagement

Sankey, Michael D. (2010) Multimodal design for blended course delivery: developing and evaluating design heuristics for a new paradigm in student engagement. VDM Verlag Dr Muller, Saarbruchen, Germany. ISBN 978-3-639-30811-2; 3639308115

Abstract

The trend towards using multimedia learning environments as the preferred basis for teaching has increased dramatically over recent years. This book reports on the current research trends, investigating the development of multimedia course materials. Specifically, it will analyse relevant design issues and reflect on the concepts involved in catering for a multiliterate clientele and how the use of multiple representations may enhance the learning opportunities of students. It first investigates the place of learning styles and what should be considered when preparing instructional material, looking closely at the importance of visualisation in the representation of concepts. It will be seen that our understanding of these basic concepts will play an important role in course design. Secondly, it will investigate the cognitive constraints experienced by learners when information is displayed in multiple ways and whether it is beneficial to cognition to provide users with a level of interactive choice. Finally a set of design heuristics will be proposed to be considered by designers when developing multimedia instructional materials.


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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Electronic version not held. Held USQ LIbrary 378.17 SAN
Depositing User: Dr Michael Sankey
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Learning and Teaching Support Unit
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2011 01:35
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2014 05:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: multimedia; learning environments; course materials; multiliteracy; multiple representation; learning styles; visualisation; course design; instructional design; cognition; design heuristics; multimodal design
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
10 Technology > 1005 Communications Technologies > 100599 Communications Technologies not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8999

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